The recent rotating outages in California were not caused by renewables according to a formal letter to the California Governor from all three major energy agencies in the state.
Like many regimes, resources that could have injected power or reduced demand were not available to the System Operator. Why?
In this webinar, experts examine the opportunities and obstacles for Demand Response (DR) to mitigate blackouts; improve grid flexibility; and, compensate owners of generators, thermostats, EVs, and other dispatchable resources.
DR depends on aggregation and secure, software control arbitrating between the System Operator and the DR Aggregator.
There exists impressive potential from virtual power plants including Vehicle to Grid.
Mass adoption of DR solutions require improved interoperability with the grid operator, convenient end-user enrollment and incentives, legislative and regulatory reform and an open communication layer between integrators, utility beneficiaries and the grid operator.
Our acclaimed moderator will interact with the panelists from the US and the EU to illustrate DR deployments to address the increasing variability of the grid and accelerate adoption of renewable energy resources while maintaining grid integrity.
Join us to discuss the solutions and gaps to be filled by Demand Response.
The Climate Center
UC San Diego Center for Energy Research
California Alliance for Community Energy
Berkeley Energy Resources Collaborative
Webinar is free to attend.